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Jiun-Wei Lai wins AISC Student Photo Contest

October 13, 2010 from American Institute of Steel Construction

(Chicago, IL) – Jiun-Wei Lai, a graduate student at the University of California-Berkeley, has been named the winner of the 2010 SteelDay Student Photo Contest sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). According to the jury, his photos best captured SteelDay’s theme of “Interact. Learn. Build.” His winning photos will be featured in the November issue of Modern Steel Construction magazine and also can be viewed at www.modernsteel.com.

Below are Lai’s winning photos and descriptions: 







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Interact: This photo shows three erectors working together on a bolt connection in the Citris Building at UC Berkeley's campus.

Learn: This picture, taken in Herrick Steel's Stockton shop, shows a welder who was welding with a new weld procedure. An inspector was using a stopwatch to measure the welding speed per single pass.

Build: This photo was taken during a new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge field trip recently which shows the scale of steel trusses wrapped around the reinforced concrete bridge piers that will temporarily support the white steel box girder bridge deck during the construction of the self-anchored suspension bridge.

Honorable mention in the competition was presented to:
Eric Tervo of the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Delia Radbata of Lawrence Technology Institute

AISC’s SteelDay Student Photo contest is one of several steel-related student competitions and contests offered by AISC. Other current opportunities include the ACSA/AISC Student Design Competition, Student Steel Bridge Competition, and the Cidect 2010 Research and Design Awards.

For more information on AISC’s student photo contest and other student competitions, visit www.aisc.org/photocontest. To learn more about SteelDay visit www.steelday.org.


For more information contact:

Tasha O'Berski
Communications Department
(312) 670-5439
[email protected]


American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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